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This is my first Instructable, but feel free to post harsh comments as long as they help me. This ferris wheel has 8 individually swinging cars. PLEASE RATE

Piece count (colors are from original sets)

Rods
green-16
blue-40
yellow-20
red-25
gray-33

Connectors
gray 1 slot-19
gray 2 slot-16
red 3 slot-2
green 4 slot-20
yellow 5 slot-16
white 8 slot-2
blue 3D piece-24
purple 3D piece-4
orange 2 slot opposite sides-5

Other
Tiny blue connector-1 (can substitute for a gray 1 slot)
tiny tan connector-2
gray spacers-24 (can substitute 3 blue for a gray
blue spacers-4

TOTAL-273

Step 1: The Base

This is the base of the ferris wheel.

pic 1.the base
pic 2.make 2
pic 3.make 1
pic 4/5.right and left side
pic 6.put on back.
pic 7.make sure it is like that in the middle
pic 8.put on the other side the same way

Step 2: The Wheel

This is the wheel and the cars.

pic 1.the wheel and cars
pic 2.make 2 of these
pic 3.add vertical gray/yellow connectors
pic 4.connect the top
pic 5.make 8 of these
pic 6.same
pic 7.attach to the wheel (can change direction if desired)
pic 8.yay. You are done

Step 3: The Axle and Motor

The title says it all

pic 1.tan connectors on inside facing out. 3 gray spacers on each side
pic 2.blue rod through and add pieces
pic 3.another pick
pic 4.add 2 gray and 2 blue, put on motor, and put on blue piece
pic 5. make sure it goes between the 2 gray rods

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YOU ARE DONE

Step 4: I Will Post Any Updates Here

None yet
I hope you do not mind me asking, but I am new and I was wondering how to get a picture for my name.
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Thank you but I already knew how to do that. I meant the picture next to the name like the gun next to The Jamalam.
now its four guns and 2 words :D
Now, if all knexers built stuff like this instead of silly replicas of assault rifles, the world would be a better place! Nice job!
they fire, and what is wrong with them anyway? its not like they harm anyone - ummmmm..... i better rethink that, but whats wrong?
Well, I have two problems with them: 1) Guns are not toys. When people play and make guns out of toys and shoot them, it can be desensitzing. I'm sure not all of them are thinking that they are making a replica of something that is made to kill people horribly, but that is what they are doing when they make knex guns. I find that disturbing. 2) The site is overrun with knex guns! And that's all the knex people ever seem to make. Not everyone will agree with me, that's just why I don't like 'em...
<em>Guns are not toys. When people play and make guns out of toys and shoot them, it can be desensitizing. I'm sure not all of them are thinking that they are making a replica of something that is made to kill people horribly, but that is what they are doing when they make knex guns. I find that disturbing.</em><br/><br/>so, you think that makeing a plastic colorful version of a gun that usely looks nothing like the real thing that will make them think that will desensitize them?<br/><br/><em>The site is overrun with knex guns! And that's all the knex people ever seem to make.</em><br/><br/>knex guns make up about 1% of all the instructables here, GET OVER IT! it is not that big a deal. just because you guys don't like something does not mean it can't be on here. i mean, what would instructables be if everything you did not like is not on here?<br/>
I think thinking about guns as toys and looking at real ones or pictures of real ones(which is necessary if you are going to replicate them) desensitizes a person. Absolutely. Hey, I agree that ya'll have every right to post them, it's just that there are a zillion knex guns and they all seem to be about the same.
<em>I think thinking about guns as toys and looking at real ones or pictures of real ones(which is necessary if you are going to replicate them) desensitizes a person.</em><br/><br/>but that has nothing to do with creating knex guns, but how the person looking at the picture thinks. <br/><br/>eather way it makes no difference. in knex you could never match the wight, look, or feel perfectly. they will always be different. making knex guns does not make me think that guns are just toy.and even if it did, why don't you go complain to the kids who play with cap guns or airsoft? i mean, those things have a lot more kids playing with them, and essentially there also toys.<br/>
*shrugs* I'm not saying you're a bad person for making them, I'm saying that you are playing with replicas of weapons, no matter how badly made, and that, IMHO, will desensitize anyone, wether they realize it or not. I also dislike airsoft, cap guns, and paintball guns.
Hey! Stop talking about stupid stuff on my comment page.
sorry about the grammar and the username was from an old game I used to play
To make sure somebody knows you have replied to them, you click on the "reply" button at the end of their comment (that's how you got the message about this post).
Yes I know that, it's just I forgot to do that and I didn't want to retype the message.
That's a nice job, a refreshing change from the guns we tend to get.<br/><br/><sub>Small criticism: watch the grammar, please - start sentences with capitals, and avoid &quot;text speak&quot; like <em>ur</em>. The site has an international readership, and poor English confuses translation software.</sub><br/>
I forgot to ask - why the odd username?
Nice job, it looks nice and sturdy and a good design, 4 stars.

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